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news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. the u.s. economy is looking significantly stronger tonight than it of did just a short while ago. have a look. the government revised its estimate of third quarter growth from 2% to 2.7. that means the economy was growing more than twice as fast in the third quarter as it was in the second when growth was just 1.3%. so, are we turning a corner or is this a one-quarter wonder? we asked anthony mason to find out. >> reporter: business is looking rosy at the internet retailer new york general manager chris boone is expecting a strong holiday season. in from thanksgiving on, we've got our running shoes on, and we're running and hustling. >> reporter: just had a huge third quarter. sales jumped 15%, and the company recently expanded into a new warehouse. >> the old warehouse we had was 15,000 square feet. this current one is 30,000. it's great for us, it's great for business, and i'm happy to ae the growth. >> reporter: across the u.s., economic signals are improving. pending home sales, which track contract signings, ju
. that's what our economy needs. that's what the american people deserve. gd if we get this part of it right, then a lot of the other issues surrounding deficit reduction in a fair and balanced, responsible way are going to be a whole lot easier. >> reporter: white house officials say mr. obama is not interested in personally meeting with congressional republicans because those meetings did little to resolve the 2010 debt ceiling crisis. but when mr. obama later skipped congressional meetings and campaigned to extend the 2% payroll tax cut and maintain lower student loan interest rates, he won. the president is primarily focused on step one of this process-- winning the middle class tax cut debate. step two is being led by his treasury secretary jim geithner and liaison rob nabors. they are going to work with congress on spending cut and other fiscal cliff details. the first meeting will be tomorrow on the hill. >> pelley: major, president said today he thought all this could be done by christmas. why does he think so? >> reporter: because that is the big takeaway, scott, from th
productivity which creates higher potential for the future of the economy rather than just big homes. >> reporter: now, economists who favor lowering the cap on mortgage debt eligible for a deduction from a million dollars to $500,000 say it could help reduce the deficit and keep interest rates low and, scott, that could help the housing market all by itself. >> pelley: dean, thank you. just ahead, researchers have discovered a piece of world war ii history off the coast of florida. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men with low testosterone. androgel 1.62% is from the makers of the number one prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. it raises your testosterone levels, and... is concentrated, so you could use less gel. and with androgel 1.62%, you can save on your monthly prescription. [ male announcer ] dosing and application sites between these products differ. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or, signs in a woman which may include ch
, and that one, scott, cost the economy $15 billion. >> pelley: john, thank you. there is nothing stopping a pacific storm that is headed to the coast. this is a computer forecast that projects the density of moisture reaching from hawaii toward northern california. more than a foot of rain is predicted and mudslides are a danger. carter evans is in sacramento tonight. carter? >> reporter: scott, the sun broke through a few hours ago, but there still is a danger of flooding and mudslides through the weekend. more than half a foot of rain fell on northern california today. 40 mile per hour gusts have already knocked out power and toppled trees in san francisco. >> thankfully this didn't hurt anybody but it could be a lot worse. >> staying dry. >> thanks to you. >> where are you staying tonight? >> tonight, down the street. >> reporter: sister libby fernandez expects to help about a thousand people at this homeless center in sacramento with dry clothes and ponchos. >> this is weird because the weather's usually good here. >> the rivers are high, they're flooding. many of our homeless guests
of the illness. it should be pretty protective. >> pelley: jon, thanks very much. the economy got some vital signs that are improving today. a report says that builders increased their spending in october by the biggest amount in five months, a sign of the housing recovery. and detroit's big three are putting more cars in american driveways. g.m. says its sales were up 3% last month, ford's were up 6% and chrysler sales were up 14%. there's a vehicle on mars that's revealing secrets from the planet's ancient past and we'll have that next. day gift list. aww, not the mall. well, i'll do the shopping... if you do the shipping. shipping's a hassle. i'll go to the mall. hey. hi. y'know, holiday shipping's easy with priority mail flat rate boxes from the postal service. if it fits, it ships anywhere in the country for a low flat rate. yeah, i know. oh, you're good. [ laughing ] good luck! [ male announcer ] priority mail flat rate boxes. online pricing starts at $5.15. only from the postal service. military families face, we understand. at usaa, we know ñ2milita?lry life is differe. we've been t
reduction instead of being pumped into the economy. heidi cherholts is an economist. >> it's less money for consumers to spend that means the demand for goods and services will drop. who provides goods and services? workers. so employment will fall. >> reporter: those in favor of allowing the tax cut to expire argue money for social security payments has to come from somewhere. with although mejia says that somewhere will mean doing without some of the basics. >> might be a pair of sneakers. might be that jacket that they want to go to school with in the winter. might be those pair of boots that they want to go and keep warm. >> reporter: for john mejia, the debate in washington is not about the federal budget it's about his family's. jim axelrod, cbs news, west new york, new jersey. >> pelley: well, a lot of families with tight budgets will be happy to hear this next story: the housing market is coming back. we got a report today that says home prices in october had their biggest gain in six years. up more than 6%. sales have been rising, too. we haven't seen news like this since the h
nights endured by middle-class families in a struggling economy. >> we don't go out to eat much. we don't spend -- we don't go to the movies much. >> we do a lot of thrift store shopping for my kids for clothes. >> reporter: shawn was unemployed for a year in washington state then two years ago he got a job as an accountant with the federal government so the family of six-- their savings depleted-- moved across the country to woodbridge virginia. his salary of a little more than $70,000 is less than what he used to make. >> before we lost our job they were in -- two were in piano and we haven't been able to do things like that. >> reporter: what's the hardest part of this? >> for me it's my kids knowing that i want more for them. my oldest, who's the one that's most aware of what we've been going through the last couple years she asked me recently, this summer, she's like "mommy when are we going to stop feeling like we're poor." i was like, honey, it's not that we're poor we just can't do a lot of things that other people do. >> reporter: sean and jody say it's soon going to become eve
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